2015 Arkansas Code
Title 18 - Property
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 2 - Commutation of Interests
§ 18-2-105 - Table and example.
(a) Table: Click here to view image.
(b) Example: Joe Doe is entitled to receive the income from a principal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) during the life of one Martha Jones, fifty-five (55) years of age. There is a emainder estate in favor of Timothy Doe. In an appropriate proceeding a court in Arkansas has determined that the life tenant is to be paid a lump sum in commutation of his right to income for the life of Martha Jones; the court has further determined that four percent (4%) is the rate of interest obtainable on an investment of a sum of the size of the principal sum. In the table, follow the left-hand column, which is labeled "age", down vertically until fifty-five (55) is reached; then move horizontally until the column headed "4%" is intersected. At the intersection is found the figure: 15.6110. This figure is to be multiplied by the yearly income, which is found by multiplying the principal sum by the appropriate rate of interest. In this case that would be ten thousand dollars ($10,000) multiplied by .04 equalling four hundred dollars ($400). Then 15.6110 multiplied by four hundred dollars ($400) equals six thousand two hundred forty-four dollars and forty cents ($6,244.40). This is the sum which the court would direct to be paid to Joe Doe in commutation of his income right. Timothy Doe would be paid three thousand seven hundred fifty-five dollars and sixty cents ($3,755.60). See § 18-2-106: principal sum ten thousand dollars ($10,000) minus commuted life interest six thousand two hundred forty-four dollars and forty cents ($6,244.40) equals commuted remainder three thousand seven hundred fifty-five dollars and sixty cents ($3,755.60).
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